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More July and a few August Book Reviews

Need summer reading ideas? Check out Diana Peach’s reviews (including two of my books!)

Myths of the Mirror

Yes, it’s only the middle of August, but travels have messed up my schedule. Fortunately, my reading hasn’t suffered, and I have some great books for you, all read between tromping up the trails.

I need to share the reviews before they pile up any higher.

This bunch of reviews is for 4 and 5-star reads including a personal growth book, an ageless illustrated book about love, an uplifting holiday novelette, two books from a series of thriller romances, two installments of a fantasy serial, and last but not least, a horror short story. Phew!

Click on the covers for Amazon global links.


Alternate Reality by Erik Tyler

I’ve read Tyler’s other books and was eager to dive into his latest. Like his previous works, I’d categorize this one as a guide for personal growth, full of practical advice for living a happier and more conscious life as we…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – July 8th 2022 -#Homelessness Pete Springer, #Reviews Jacquie Biggar, #Travel #Tuscany Jackie Lambert, #Age Rebecca Budd, #School #Life Ritu Bhathal, #Writing Judith Barrow with Patricia Osborne

Sally Cronin highlights interesting posts to be found in the blogging world (including one from moi) on her stupendous site, Smorgasbord Blog Magazine- stop by and check it out, she loves to meet new guests 🙂

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed this week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. thanks Sally.

Pete Springer shares a post this week that highlights the horrendous statistic that there are an estimated 500,000 homeless children in the USA. There is an organisation called ‘School on Wheels’that is making a huge difference to these children in California by offering tutoring and support from teachers, but it makes for difficult reading to know that these children and their families are in this tragic and rapidly escalating situation.  A must read especially as this is not isolated to the US but to many Western countries. A wonderful video shows what a difference this kind of support can make.

Founder of School on Wheels, Agnes Johnson.
(Photo Credit to Pinterest)

Head over to read the post and discover the work of this amazing organisation:Peter…

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#BookReview- Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb, Wherever the Wind Takes Us by Kelly Harms, and Means to Deceive by Alex Craigie #amreading

This week I have a murder mystery from the great Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, a Netgalley women’s fiction pick, and a contemporary blogging recommendation. When I first learned … Continue reading #BookReview- Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb, Wherever the Wind Takes Us by Kelly Harms, and Means to Deceive by Alex Craigie #amreading

Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – First in Series – #YA #Fantasy M.J. Mallon, #Romance #Military Jacquie Biggar

Sally Cronin is highlighting first in series books from her virtual bookstore and has included Tidal Falls from my Wounded Hearts series today, along with a much appreciated five star review from Denise Finn!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Over the course of the next three months I will be sharing the authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf with the books that I have reviewed and can personally recommend.

In this first part of the summer fair, I am sharing books that are the first in a series in both adult and children’s books along with one of their five star reviews. I hope that this will encourage you to enjoy the series in full. I will feature every author on the shelves by the end of the summer. I hope you will enjoy.

Today’s author is Marjorie Mallon with and extract from The Curse of Time : Book One – Bloodstone a YA fantasy and science fiction adventure.

About The Curse of Time

On Amelina Scott’s thirteenth birthday, her father disappears under mysterious circumstances. Saddened by this traumatic event, she pieces together details of a curse that…

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